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Memorable Manitobans: William A. Morden (1861-?)


Born in Hastings County, Ontario on 2 June 1861, son of Philip Morden and Mary Jane Eaton, he came with his parents to Manitoba in 1875 and homesteaded near Thornhill for six years. He then moved to Pilot Mound where he operated a livery business. In 1906, he formed a real estate company, in partnership with his brother, Delbert W. Morden, at Pilot Mound. He also worked as a bailiff and the local postmaster. On 15 September 1884, he married Emma E. Cressard. They had six children: Florence Mary Morden (b 1885), George W. Morden, Beatrice M. Morden, Ross Morden, Hattie F. Morden, and Clarice Morden. He was a member of the Loyal Orange Lodge and the Methodist Episcopal Church.


The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 April 2010

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